With a diverse group of contributors from law, business and the social sciences, this book explores the line not only between order and disorder in global affairs, but also chaos and control, continuity and change, the core and the margins. The key themes include: global crises and the role of international law, norms and institutions; the challenge of pluralism to regulatory clarity; and critical assessments of taken-for-granted systems and values such as capitalism, centralised government, de-militarisation and the separation of powers. The book divides into two key parts. The first part, `Conceptions’, considers the diverse way in which order/disorder can be conceived in global governance and regulation. The second part, `Case Studies’, groups chapters around five topic areas: citizens, capitalism, conflict, crime and courts. The authors here build on the themes presented in the first part by embedding them within specific areas of international regulation, such as international criminal law, maritime law or finance regulation; jurisdictions and regions, such as Australia, Canada, China, Japan and South Asia; and subject-matter, such as water resources, citizenship, statelessness and public interest litigation. This blend of contemporary subject-matter, empirical studies, multi-disciplinary perspectives and academic theories provides a comprehensive analysis to current and emerging debates in the broader global community. In utilizing interdisciplinary studies to draw out common issues and alternative solutions, the book will appeal to a wide readership among academics and policy-makers.


chapter 1|12 pages


Global Order/Disorder
ByLeon Wolff, Danielle Ireland-Piper

part I|46 pages


chapter 2|9 pages

International Law and Governance in the 21st Century

Disorder and Order in a Fragmented World
ByAnthony E. Cassimatis

chapter 3|9 pages

Law’s Movement

ByJonathan Crowe

chapter 4|11 pages

How Anarchy Can Order the World

BySusan Bird

part II|219 pages

Case Studies

part |39 pages


chapter 6|20 pages

Nationality and Extraterritoriality

A Disordered Paradigm?
ByDanielle Ireland-Piper

chapter Chapter 7|17 pages

Stateless Rohingyas in Bangladesh and Refugee Status

Global Order and Disorder under International Law
BySanzhuan Guo, Madhav Gautam

part |70 pages


chapter Chapter 8|17 pages

Caring Capitalism?

The Case of Japanese Employment
ByLeon Wolff

chapter 9|27 pages

Monopolisation, Market Liberalisation and Madness

Order and Disorder in Water Supply Governance
ByVictoria Schnure Baumfield

part |71 pages


chapter Chapter 11|19 pages

Governing the Oceans and Dispute Resolution

An Evolving Legal Order?
ByDouglas Guilfoyle

chapter Chapter 12|15 pages

Foreign Military Aid as Good Governance?

The Case of South Asia
ByMaziar M. Falarti, Syed Ali Abbas

chapter Chapter 13|12 pages

The Obligation to Respect and to Ensure Respect for International Humanitarian Law

A Potential Source of Assistance in Combating Humanitarian Cross-border Challenges Created by Armed Conflict
ByEve Massingham

chapter Chapter 14|23 pages

International Criminal Law as a Regulatory Tool

ByO’Leary Jodie

part |35 pages


chapter Chapter 15|16 pages

Access to Courts by Public Interest Groups Seeking to Challenge Government Decisions

A Comparative Analysis of the Modern Position in Canada and Australia
ByLisa J. Bonin, Narelle Bedford

chapter Chapter 16|17 pages

Military Courts in Pakistan

A Critical Analysis
ByUmair Ghori